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Peace and Children


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Lesson Plans
  1. World Peace Summit (PBS)
      Provides a lesson on world peace by setting up a student summit to discuss issues. 11-01

Lists
  1. Cultural Diversity and Early Education (National Academy of Sciences - Phillips and Crowell)
      Provides "research literature that bears on the early education of culturally and linguistically diverse populations of children." 2-00

  2. Prevention of Childhood Diseases Globally (World Health Organization)
      Explains that over half of deaths of children globally is from just four conditions, pneumonia, diarrheal diseases, malaria and measles. These conditions can all be treated for 41 cents per child, including vaccines, injection equipment, vitamins, salts, and more. Provides financial support globally to fight health problems. (Diarrhea is spelled diarrhoea in the United Kingdom.) 1-01

News
  1. Children - State of the World's Children (Unicef)
      Provides a summary of the status of children worldwide in terms of education, disease, and preventable death. The news is not good. 12-99

Papers
  1. Explaining War to Teens (Edu-Leadership.com)
      Provides one parent's attempt to talk to his teens about war and its justification. 7-01

  2. Half the World's Children Suffering (Guardian Unlimited)
      "More than half the world's children are suffering extreme effects of poverty, war and HIV/Aids, denying them a healthy and safe childhood, according to a report published today."

      "The report said the world had the capacity to reduce poverty, conflict and HIV/Aids and improve the plight of the world's children. It said Millennium Development Goals, which aim to improve the world through human development by 2015 and were agreed to by the UN's 191 member states in 2000, could be achieved at an annual cost of $40bn (20.8bn) - $70bn (36.4bn). World spending on military last year was $956bn (497.4bn)." 12-04

  3. Poverty for Children (UNICEF)
      Summarizes the condition of 100 million children who must grow up alone, without adult support or care. 2-00

  4. Small Children Die from Poverty (WashTimes.com)
      "The World Health Organization (WHO) says nearly 11 million children under age 5 die each year from easily preventable and cheaply cured diseases including pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and complications during the first year of life."

      "It costs just 2 cents for a six-month supply of vitamin A supplement, 15 cents for a five-day course of antibiotics to treat pneumonia and $15 to immunize a child against the six main childhood diseases, according to the U.S. Coalition for Child Survival."

      "A bed net, treated to kill and repel malarial mosquitoes, costs less than $10."

      "The United States spent $1.7 billion on global health, education and population programs in 2001, according to rough calculations based on figures from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. France was the second-biggest spender, with $1.1 billion in aid, followed by Germany at $1 billion and Japan at nearly $800 million."

      " 'The child survival effort has lost its focus,' the Lancet article said, with 'levels of attention and effort directed at preventing the small proportion of child deaths due to AIDS with a new, complex and expensive intervention ... outstripping the efforts to save millions of children every year with a few cents' worth [of basic treatments]. This must change.' "

      "The World Health Organization reports that AIDS causes about 3 percent of child deaths. Deaths related to complications during the first month of life often malnutrition account for 23 percent, respiratory diseases (largely pneumonia) for 19 percent, diarrhea 13 percent and malaria 9 percent."

  5. U.N. Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNICEF)
      Provides the Conventions on the Rights of the Child.

  6. UN: Greatest Catastrophe in World's History (Guardian Unlimited)
      "The HIV/Aids pandemic is the worst catastrophe in history and is blighting childhood across the developing world, especially sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations said yesterday. Advances in children's survival, health and education are being reversed by a "triple whammy" of Aids, conflict and poverty, according to the UN children's agency, Unicef. The disease is driving the destruction of basic services for 1bn children and violating their right to grow and develop, said Carol Bellamy, the organisation's executive director. "We believe Aids is the worst catastrophe ever to hit the world," she told the Guardian. "It is just ripping up systems, be it health or education. Our children's childhood is being robbed from them." " "The report said the world had the capacity to reduce poverty, conflict and HIV/Aids and improve the plight of the world's children. It said Millennium Development Goals, which aim to improve the world through human development by 2015 and were agreed to by the UN's 191 member states in 2000, could be achieved at an annual cost of $40bn (20.8bn) - $70bn (36.4bn). World spending on military last year was $956bn (497.4bn)." 12-04

Projects
  1. Citizenship - Teaching Citizenship's Five Themes (Education World - Hopkins)
      Provides suggestions for teaching children skills in honesty, compassion, respect, responsibility and courage.

Purchase Resources
  1. Theatre - A thousand Cranes (Miller)
      Provides a script and instructions for a children's play about the aftermath of war for a child. The script costs 5.50

Worksheets
  1. Peace Activities for Young Children (AbcTeach)
      Provides worksheets to help children appreciate the need for peace. 8-01

   
   


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